Natural Rearing Dog Breeders Code Of Ethics

This Code of Ethics is established in accordance with the objectives of the Natural Rearing Dog Breeders Association (NRBA).

It is presented as a guideline for the use of NRBA members when breeding, being, selling and exhibiting their dogs.

As a member of the Natural Rearing Dog Breeders Association, I state that:

I am committed to feeding/rearing my dogs on a completely RAW (BARF, SARF) diet, and do not feed cooked foods, processed kibble or canned foods even as a treat or supplement.

I do not vaccinate at all (except and only where required by state laws).

I do not use chemical products in, on or around my dogs such as commercial flea preventatives, floor cleaners, air freshners, lawn & garden pesticides, etc.

I have been feeding a raw SARF or BARF diet to my dogs and weaning puppies on to raw for at least three years.

I breed my dogs with care and attention for the preservation and improvement of my chosen breed.

I research health, temperament, and conformation (correct structure) for each litter I breed.

I either already know the genetic health background of my dogs or I preform genetic testing on breeding dogs for the health issues said to be prevalent in my breed and provide copies of all appropriate health and genetic clearances to puppy buyers when asked.

I test my breeding program in an objective venue such as work, tests and /or trials, conformation showing, etc.

I ensure that my dogs that are offered for stud and my bitches that are accepted for stud service are in good health and free from genetic diseases as well as sound structurally.

I rear puppies with maximum socialization, enrichment* and stimulation.

I provide health and temperament information on my breed in general as well as on my specific dogs or puppies to all prospective puppy buyers.

I personally and carefully screen each prospective puppy buyer to ensure that the home is appropriate for the breed and the individual puppy and I make every effort to place puppies in homes where they will continue to rear them “Naturally” (raw diet/no vaccines/toxic chemical free environment).

I remain available to my puppy buyers for the life of the puppy; to mentor if need be and provide education in natural rearing.

I take back puppies at any time during their life, ensuring that each dog I breed has a home for its lifetime.

All puppy placements are done by me, the breeder, never by third parties such as brokers, dealers, or wholesalers, nor through auctions, or as prizes.

I will sell no puppy or dog to a commercial facility, puppy broker, pet shop, puppy mill or their agent.

I refuse to sell any puppy or adult dog to a buyer who cannot or will not provide evidence of ability to properly care for the animal.

I hold myself responsible for the welfare of every dog I breed and/or sell.

I will conduct myself at all times in such a manner as to reflect credit on the sport of purebred dog trials, showing and natural rearing of my specific breed.

I am a member in good standing of at least one: breed – related, show – related, canine education – related, working dog – related, or breed rescue – related club or organization.